High performance density in the smallest of spaces

Schubert demonstrated how compact a filling process can be at the interpack with a recently designed line for cosmetics manufacturer Börlind.

The days of large-scale linear filling processes are over. All the important steps can now be integrated into a smaller space. Schubert is proving this with a new TLM Power Compact Line for natural cosmetics manufacturer Börlind. The line is designed for high performance density in the smallest of spaces and was showcased for the first time at the interpack: All process steps, from positioning the containers to filling and sealing, are carried out fully automatically and highly flexibly in an extremely compact area. Schubert cobots feed the packaging components.

Schubert is demonstrating that a smaller machine can also be high-performance with a recently designed filling line for cosmetics manufacturer Börlind. On an incredibly compact 2 x 4 metre space, glass jars, glass bottles and plastic bottles are blown out, checked, filled with liquid cosmetics, sealed and closed with various pump systems and lids. The packaging components are fed via Schubert’s tog.519 cobots that are now ready for series production. This combination ensures a high degree of automation and outstanding performance density: In spite of the compact machine design, the filling line processes up to 60 products per minute.

The Schubert filling line packs cosmetics of the Börlind brand.

Schubert demonstrated how compact a filling process can be at the interpack with a recently designed line for cosmetics manufacturer Börlind.

Simply place a new product on the conveyor and it's ready to go – the tog.519 cobot from Schubert can now change formats this quickly.

The AI-supported cobot handles all packaging parts at the cosmetics line infeed without requiring any programming or start-up phase, for example these glass bottles.

Compact design thanks to new Multi Transport Aggregate

The space-saving design is achieved by means of a new Multi Transport Aggregate (MTA) from Schubert, which complies with the Hygienic Design Standard and is also suitable for especially pure products or products containing alcohol, such as perfume, in compliance with the ATEX explosion protection directive. The MTA moves the packaging materials extremely efficiently to two alternating filling stations. These are highly flexible and enable the filling of two-phase products or parallel filling and cleaning. The flexibility of the packaging solution refers not only to the specific requirements of the cosmetic products, but also to the different packages that the AI-supported cobots can handle. This includes fast set-up times for the different formats and 3D-printed format parts for an even faster time-to-market.

A round glass jar with a cap was filled with Börlind cosmetics via Schubert's filling line.

On the compact filling line, glass jars can be filled with cosmetics and sealed with lids.

The Schubert image processing system takes care of the required quality controls, including glass breakage checks on the edges of the glass jars. Schubert’s modular machine concept is especially advantageous for attaching further process steps directly to the filling line. Labelling and end-of-line packaging, for example, can be integrated to map the entire packaging process seamlessly and fully automatically in a single line.

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The tog.519 cobot and a box of glass vials on a conveyor belt.

Schubert at Automation UK 2024

Last year, Automation UK took place for the first time in Coventry, England. As a result of its resounding success, the trade fair for automation and robotics is now entering its second round – and will be taking place this year on 18 and 19 June. Schubert UK Ltd will, of course, be participating once again. Schubert’s UK sales location was not only an exhibitor last year, but it is also a co-founder of Automation UK. In the CBS Arena at Stand F10, the British team, led by Mark Stepney, will be providing information on the Germany-based company’s latest highly flexible, efficient, and resource-saving solutions for packaging products of all kinds and from all sectors. This year, visitors to the Schubert stand will have an opportunity to view a tog.519 cobot live and in action. At Automation UK, the mobile robot will be demonstrating how it can pick & place unsorted products at speeds of up to 90 cycles per minute using the AI-supported vision system.

The Hofmann Blechbearbeitung company won the Supplier Award for the third time. The employees were invited to a Supplier Day at Schubert, including a group lunch and a tour of the company.

Schubert honours partner companies at the Supplier League

As an innovation leader in the packaging industry, Gerhard Schubert GmbH understands the importance of long-term partnerships with suppliers in the region. With the now established and coveted Supplier Award, Schubert honours five companies that distinguished themselves with exceptionally consistent and outstanding performance during the previous year. Delivery performance, quality and reliability are decisive factors in the assessment.

(Left in the picture: The company Hofmann Blechbearbeitung)